The veteran grey Restorer got his bold head back in front in a thrilling finish at Chester.

On his 72nd start, he won for the 7th time in a race that had dramatic final furlong with Compliant losing her jockey.

David Egan always had the 11yr old well placed in the race, and he made his challenge on the inside after turning for home. Responding gamely for pressure, he beat the favourite by a neck.